Multisite/multi-plant control system/inter-company

Controlling cross-plant business processes

PSIpenta Multisite manages companies with complex structures and any number of national and international plants with cross-plant business processes and shared data in a single corporate structure and controls it from a central installation. Each of the producing plants access their own inventory and planning data for the same items or products. The purchased and in-house items are thus planned, scheduled and settled separately in each plant. In addition, plants belonging to a single company can be combined in one financial accounting/cost accountingcentral division. In addition to the cross-plant logistical and commercial processes, the setup of central services for sales and procurement is another package of functions for the secure and effective implementation of economic requirements.


  • Commercial structure independent of the company's logistical structure: assign plants to central divisions and financial systems
  • Cross-plant business processes: material delivery between plants, triangular transactions with customers, company-wide availability and feasibility checks
  • Central sales division: bundling of geographical sales activities in multiple sales units or the complete centralisation of sales in a central division
  • Central purchasing division: structured into various central divisions, handling of goods receipt and invoice checks, use of economy of scale, basis for negotiating better conditions

Multisite is more than a client solution

PSIpenta Multisite/multi-plant control system is fundamentally different from conventional client solutions, which either do not support crossover processes or only provide rudimentary support. In Multisite operation, the basic processes for processing customer transactions, deliveries and billing on the one hand and procurement and the invoice check on the other are enhanced with processes and functions for depicting cross-plant transactions. PSIpenta Multisite is based on the concepts of "logistical company", "central division" and "plant": The logistical company combines all plants that operate with the same technical and commercial basic data. Comprehensive business processes are conducted between these plants. The central division combines the plants of a logistical company that are to work together on a cross-plant basis in a certain area (e.g. sales). The central divisions are independent of each other, i.e. different central divisions can be set up for sale, procurement and FiAc/CoAc. The plant is the organisational unit for planning, inventory management, production and settlement. The Multisite/multi-plant structure is fully transparent for the user. All the necessary transitions within the structure are performed automatically ("site hopping").

Central sales division


The introduction of the central sales division allows the bundling of geographic sales activities into several sales units, or full centralisation of sales within a central division. Individual plants can be assigned to sales areas for organisational purposes. All relevant data is available at a glance, thus creating a sound basis for reliable information concerning availability and scheduling of the required deliveries. Shipping, billing and sales planning are also processed in these central sales divisions. Each plant is assigned to a central sales division. Conversely, a central sales division can be responsible for several plants. A central sales division sells on behalf of the plants that have been assigned to it. If a sales division makes sales on their own account, a separate plant must be created for the division. Data regarding the sale, shipping and billing and corresponding transactions is assigned to the central sales division. The reference plant or contracting plant (the plant providing context) is specified in various objects in the central division. Customer data is divided into a customer master record containing the sales data and a master record containing the specific data for the financial accounting company (debtor data, once per company). The corresponding addresses are valid across the company.

Central purchasing division

Purchasing can be broken down into various central divisions. Goods receipts and the invoice checks are also processed in these central purchasing divisions. The requirements of different plants can be consolidated using the central purchasing division. As with the sales areas, several purchase areas can also be set up so as to give equal consideration to geographical and logistical issues. Each plant is assigned to a central purchasing division. Conversely, a central purchasing division can be responsible for several plants. Multiple plants are consolidated into purchasing units using central purchasing divisions. The same order references and call-off purchase orders are then used within a central purchasing division for all plants connected to this division. Plant-specific preferred vendors and prices can be set via the plant conditions. The vendor data is divided into a vendor master record containing the purchase data (once for each vendor) and a master record containing the specific data for the company (creditor data, once per company). The corresponding addresses are valid across the company. All the data for purchasing and invoice checks plus goods receipt and corresponding transactions are assigned to the central purchasing division.

Financial accounting/cost accounting central division

This central site type allows all activities of the financial accounting and cost accounting departments from different plants to be bundled. Of course this is only useful for plants belonging to a single company.